When you're using vacuum power, moving water, or compressing air, it's more than likely being done with some sort of pump. I'll be needing a pump for some of my future projects, so in this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make your own customizable PVC hand pump that will ...more
In this episode of Pixel Perfect, Bert shows us how to create flowing water and a photo-realistic splash effect in Photoshop. Perfect for a water fall or other water features, you'll be able to use these flowing water and splash effects in many Photoshop works of art.
You can paint your plaster blue and coat it with a gloss, but there are easier ways to make artificial water for miniature dioramas, architectural models and war game terrain. Easy Water is a product made up of small plastic pellets that need to be melted and poured onto the m ...more
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a pretty decent looking water shader in Maya without many nodes. Water materials are a great and fast way to get around creating real 3D water effects so watch this Maya tutorial and create your own water shader.
Host Brenda Lo, from Lowe's Creative Ideas demonstrates, in this informational video, how to create an outdoor water fountain. Brenda details the entire process, listing the tools and supplies you will need to complete this great do-it-yourself project in just one afternoon wi ...more
In Minecraft, survival is key, especially at night when the creatures of the darkness come out to play. If you're doing a lot of crafting work at night, one big pain is going out to get water and trying to find new sources of water. Wouldn't it be great if you could create a p ...more
Spring has sprung, which means it's time to plant all those delicious vegetables and lucrative cash crops. If you are like me, every year you meticulously plan every aspect of your garden before dutifully neglecting it all summer. I decided enough was enough and built this sim ...more
Science-fiction writer Jules Verne predicted many scientific breakthroughs, including the moon landing, tasers, and nuclear submarines. In his 1874 book The Mysterious Island, Verne writes: I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which ...more
Watch this instructional science video to learn how to create hydrogen from water, salt and electricity, for only a few dollars. This is an experiment that produces explosive gases, involves electricity and water and a number of risks so please be careful. Not an experiment to ...more
See how to simulate the interaction between a boat (a mesh) and water (a plane), creating the waves, ripples and particle splashes. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, ...more
This tutorial shows you how to make realistic looking water flow out of a tap or faucet using Photoshop. This is a still image and not an animation.
In this video, we learn how to create a marbleized water look with icing. This is a colorful and eye catching way to put icing on a cake to make a memorable piece! First, spoon your icing into a small bowl and then make a rice cereal treat and shape it into a circle. To start ...more
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic water rippling effect on a static image using masking in Flash. Video: .
While building your fortress in Minecraft you might have thought about doing some work with water. Sure, you could just build a moat, but what's cooler than making your own water loops!? Line them up with each other and watch them cycle water among one another in a very cool w ...more
From the creators of the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment, EeepyBird show us how to have fun with sticky notes. Create a cool blue post it waterfall effect. Stack several post it pads. Tape together in sections. Let the paper water flow! Cool paper design trick.
This video displays a very interesting experiment or magic trick involving the concepts of density and buoyancy. You will need an empty plastic bottle with its label removed, some water, and a ketchup packet. Using the concepts of pressure and density, this video demonstrates ...more
Learn how to create a cool blurred water effect in Photoshop.
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create water drops on an object. Making a realistic water droplet effect is easier than you think. Watch and learn how to add water drops to images in Photoshop.
Water is a valuable resource in Terraria, and if you want to create an limitless water source, take a look at this cheat which takes advantage of a glitch in the game. The next time you load up Terraria you'll have more water than you know what to do with.
This After Effects tutorial from Andrew Kramer shows you how to create water droplets on the lens with DOF (Depth of Field). Learn about settings for the MR Mercury filter as well. Create water droplets on the lens in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this video on vid ...more
Want to know how to quickly create a reflection effect in Photoshop CS4 or CS5? This clip will teach you what you need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the p ...more
The universal solvent takes center stage as Bert demonstrates how to create realistic looking water droplets and explains how in imaging it is important to study reality in order to re-create it.
This video offers Photoshop users a detailed procedure for adding simulated water droplets to photographs. A male voice-over describes each step in a conversational tone, and his instructions are easy to follow and apply. As he narrates, each step is carried out on screen, all ...more
Water is such an essential substance for so many facets of life. Why not experiment with it? This experiment will teach you how to create a water display like those Japanese water falls. Video: .
Dave shows you how to put together a small water feature using an old ceramic jug and an electric pump.
In this Blender tutorial you will learn how to create reflective/refractive water effect, that looks pretty nice and is easy to create. This is not moving water.
The card stock used is a celery card stock that is 2 by 7 and 3/4. You then fold the ends of the card 2 inches into the card on both sides. So now it should look like two 2 inch squares on the ends that are folded and then a rectangle in the middle. The designer paper used mea ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to create zones in a hot water system. Steps: 1 Turn off cold-water line to boiler; shut the electricity to boiler. 2 Drain water from boiler, if there’s no floor drain remove water with electric pump. 3 Cut copper pipe coming ...more
If you need to save your money for bills, then this laundry tip will help keep the costs of laundry to a minimum. It's a really simple and cheap tip if you happen to be out of laundry detergent during a load. Simply grab a bar of soap and cut a third of it off. Then place it i ...more
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use markers & water to create a watercolor stamp look. You can use rubber and acrylic stamp for this. You will need water based markers, minimister and card stock. Select you stamp and color it with markers as you woul ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a water lily masquerade makeup look. First, use an eyeliner pencil to draw in the outline shapes of the petals on the water lily. Do this on the top and the bottom of the eye. Also make sure you black out your eyebrows and draw over it ...more
This is a kids science/ magic trick. Cool trick where you can make a star in water using pepper and soap. Try this at home and have some fun experimenting with the kids. :)
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a water garden arrangement. To start, have a box filled with foam and rocks, then place branches on the inside of the foam and rocks. Now, add in a few liatris branches at different sizes. Next, add in yellow daisies, green spider mums, ...more
A picture is worth a thousand words, and depending on what you're taking a picture of, it could be worth a lot more. Our phone's camera can easily capture high quality photos, scan barcodes, and make us Instagram famous. You can compare prices of items and download application ...more
This next tutorial is going to be showing you how to take care of a problem that is very common amongst drivers. If water has ever spilled on you from inside your car, it's probably from your HVAC. When you use your A/C, condensation builds up as well, and this usually goes do ...more
There's an ongoing debate about whether or not it's safe or even desirable to rinse meat before you cook it. Many fall into the anti-rinsing camp, saying that it's not effective at dislodging bacteria, especially on poultry, as we've discussed before. Meanwhile, some argue tha ...more
If you drop your smartphone in water, take it apart as much as you can and place it in rice. It's been the most recommended method of cell phone rescue since the days of clamshells. In fact, it's usually the only thing recommended when searching for "how to save your wet phone ...more
It's a small but very real frustration: you want a chilled drink, but you open the freezer only to see nothing but empty ice trays. Fortunately, there's a simple way to make ice cubes quickly—use hot water. Yup, you read that correctly. Hot water freezes more rapidly than cold ...more
What can you do if you're about to leave for a big trip and can't find a plant-sitter to regularly water your indoor plants? Just like pets, your indoor ferns and marigolds need attention, too! Fortunately, there are many simple and cheap DIY tricks to keep your green friends ...more
Everyone talks about how great sliced bread is, but there's nothing better than the taste of a just-baked loaf of crusty French bread. Like most beautiful things in life, however, the beauty of the baguette doesn't last. The next day, it's rock-hard, and good for very little e ...more
Have you ever seen water freeze instantly? This "Quick Clip" shows some of my personal experiences with making instant ice using a bottle of water supercooled in a freezer. Video: . To get this "instant ice" effect, I put unopened bottles of water in the freezer for anywhere b ...more
Look, this article is a judgment-free zone. Whether you dropped your iPhone into a toilet or shower with it on a regular basis (guilty), some water will likely become nestled inside its speaker grilles. This causes audio to soften and/or sound muffled, and getting that water o ...more
One of the coolest features of the Galaxy S5 is its IP67 certification. This means that the S5 is internally impenetrable to dust and can be submerged in water for thirty minutes at a depth of one meter. It's definitely a handy feature for folks who've lost a phone to a toilet ...more
Even if you're lucky enough to not be injured in a car accident, it's rare to escape without some sort of damage to your vehicle. It goes without saying that there are some things you shouldn't try to fix yourself, but if it's just a scratch or dent, DIY can be a cheaper way t ...more
For me, the worst thing about makeup has always been taking it off. It's always that one last thing you have to do before you go to bed, and if you don't, you instantly regret it when you wake up. When you're tired, makeup removing wipes are a godsend because they're so quick. ...more
The day has finally arrived — Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Apart from minor upgrades, the two might not appear to be much different from last year's S8 and S8+, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. One feature that hasn't changed is the Galaxy's IP68 water-re ...more
Here's how to build a sexy looking water-fuel generator that will convert your tap water into an extremely powerful, clean burning gas! Video: . An oxyhydrogen generator, like this one, uses electricity from your car battery to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gasses. Toge ...more
How To : Brita Filters Costing You a Fortune? Use These DIY Methods to Clean Your Water for Half the Price
No matter what the clean freaks out there try to tell me, I still drink my Los Angeles tap water without a care in the world. I figure that I've already consumed much more heinous things in my lifetime. Street vendor "steak" burritos comes to mind. However, if there's easy ac ...more
When I became serious about cooking, nearly every cookbook and guide I picked up emphasized the importance of using fresh stock, whether it was chicken, beef, or vegetable. When I didn't have time to make my own, I bought the highest quality boxed or canned stock I could find ...more
Bacon isn't hard to cook on the stovetop, but every cook who's been hit by splattering fat knows it's not the most pleasant kitchen task to tackle. If you're cooking bacon for a lot of people, you can avoid this by cooking it in the oven on a roasting rack, DIY or otherwise. ...more
This is an awesome little science trick that has to be seen to be believed. Simply by emptying a bottle of "supercooled" water into a glass, you can watch it turn into ice right as your pour! It's no magic trick or chemical craziness—it's normal water and you can try it yourse ...more
Water aerobics is a great way to exercise and get in shape without harming your joints or bones. Learn how to do water aerobics exercises with expert fitness tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Do water aerobics exercises. Do water aerobics exercises - Part 2 ...more
Whether you like to go swimming or jump in a hot shower with your Apple Watch on, the chance is pretty high that you'll get water inside its speaker. If you're a big runner, even sweat can get inside there. While there is no way to prevent water from getting inside your Apple ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Getting up and down in Minecraft can be extremely time consuming without the assistance of fly mods or speed hacks. If you're a pure player looking for a safe and effective way to t ...more
Hard-boiled eggs are such an amazing snack, but there's nothing quite so frustrating as trying to get all the shell off without damaging the egg underneath. I've ended up with many a sadly pitted and pockmarked egg that somehow doesn't taste quite as good as when it emerges al ...more
This video tutorial will show you how to make glowing water. You can use as an ingredient to make other science projects glow in the dark, such as crystals and slime. All you need is a highlighter pen and some water. Check out this how-to video and go make some glowing water.
Not to be outdone by Apple and it's new line of flagship phones, Google has followed suit and finally announced the followup to their highly regarded Pixel line of handsets — the aptly named Pixel 2. Thankfully, the tech giant has also joined in on the trend towards more durab ...more
In case you didn't catch the big event in Cupertino, Apple just unveiled two of the most cutting-edge phones ever made — the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Out of the many glorious specs that were rattled off on stage, one stands out for being just a little confusing: Both models ...more
Bottled water is a rip-off. Not only is it pretty much the same stuff that comes out of your tap for free, but plastic bottles are rarely recycled and thus account for a huge amount of the waste that's overflowing our landfills. Next Up: Water Bottles You Can Eat Fortunately, ...more
Guacamole is one of those things that tastes far better than it looks. To someone who isn't a huge fan of avocados, guacamole's texture can appear slimy, and on top of that, its chunky green appearance brings up visions of Nickelodeon-style slime. What's even worse is the brow ...more